Voter ID Law Trial Begins

July 16, 2013
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The trial for Pennsylvania’s Voter I-D Law began on Monday, a proceedings in which a state judge will be deciding the constitutionality of a law requiring voters to show photo identification before they cast ballots at polling places.

The first two witnesses were senior citizens, both with mobility problems, who said they can get to the polls, but reaching a PennDOT center to have their expired photo I-D’s renewed can be nearly impossible.  However, Nils Frederiksen, a spokesman for attorneys defending voter I-D, insisted most people without proper identification have not attempted to get proper identification.

Lawyers challenging the law tell Radio PA News they will share a memo sent by state agencies before the law was passed warning the Corbett administration that it would disenfranchise elderly and disabled voters unless changes were made.

It is expected that the trial will last two weeks.

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